Tools and materials:
- Rubber gloves
- Elastic bands
- Squeeze bottle
I had a couple of pieces that just needed a little extra something. I decided to bleach tie-dye them to give them the transformation they needed. If you have some clothes sitting in your closet that you feel could use a little extra detail, my tutorial is definitely for you! Let me show you all the tips and tricks for using bleach to create the most amazing tie-dye clothing items. I love how simple and easy this technique is! Follow my step-by-step guide and get started on bleach tie-dyeing your clothes to take them to the next level.
To make the bleach mix for this amazing DIY, I needed one part bleach and one part water. To make sure I would be accurate, I marked the bottle at its halfway point. I filled my bottle and was ready to get started.
The first piece I was working with was a black tank top. I laid down plastic to keep my surface nice and clean. I decided to do a gorgeous twist pattern from the corner of the top. I started by twisting the corner inwards and worked my way through the top.
Once the whole top was twisted, I wrapped my elastic bands around the fabric.
The next piece was this super-cute pink T. I decided to do another swirl pattern on but this time starting from the logo on the T-shirt. I twisted the T-shirt from the logo and once I had the swirl I wanted, I wrapped the shirt in elastic bands.
The next item I bleach-dyed was this black long sleeve shirt. For this piece, I decided to use a rolling technique. I twisted the sleeves and then rolled them into the top.
I then added two elastics onto each end of the shirt to hold the roll in place. I then added more elastics in the middle.
The next piece was a pair of track pants. I debated what style to use for these pants and I chose to use the swirl technique starting at the knee area of the pants. Once the fabric was twisted, I added my elastics and couldn't wait to start bleach dyeing.
It was finally time for the fun part! I put on my rubber gloves and started pouring the bleach over all of my pieces. I turned the fabric over to make sure I added bleach to both sides. I set a timer for 10 minutes so that the bleach wouldn’t damage my clothes.
I then removed the elastic bands from my clothes and rinsed the bleach off of the fabric.
Once I had rinsed all the pieces, I threw them in the wash. I could not wait to see the end results!
This pink T is so amazing. I love the swirl starting from the logo.
The pants worked perfectly and I just loved the bleach-dye effect on the black.
The tank top is totally awesome! I adore how red the bleach-dye turned out.
The rolling technique turned out incredibly! Which piece is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
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